MapDesk is a UMN MapServer based map editor and viewer. The built-in map file editor supports syntax highlighting, context-sensitive help and a preview function.



  • Standalone application, no need of UMN MapServer CGI
  • Built-in map file editor
  • Built-in viewer with map file preview, zoom, pan, etc.
  • Preview of the legend
  • Platform-independent architecture


You can download the fully functional MapDesk binaries, now in the version 0.7.0:

The RPM and the Windows packages are not fully tested! Please give us feedback.